This Might Just Be the Chicest Thing to Wear This Summer

My mum is very opinionated about fashion when it suits her. She's taught me that, if in doubt, always buy the size up; that you're never going to get the proper wear out of a hat; and that the perfect-fitting pair of jeans should be a little bit difficult to get on. And you know what? She's almost always right. The thing we can't agree on? Linen


(Image credit: @monikh)

"Linen might look nice," she says, "but it's more hassle than it's worth." Again, she's not entirely wrong. Linen does have something of a bad rep; there's a lot of ironing involved and, if it isn't washed with care, it can lose some of its colour. But I think these inconveniences are a small price to pay as, ultimately, I believe linen can look so incredibly chic.

Right now, linen seems to be the industry's favourite fabric. Most commonly found in shirt form, linen is also dominating the dress, top, short, and trouser categories of our favourite fashion websites this season. And there's one way those in the know prefer to wear their linen: by way of a skirt. 


(Image credit: @femmeblk)

From Monikh in Prada to Lydia in Zara, linen skirts are all the rage at the moment—when they look this sleek, we completely understand why. Yes, they'll provably crease as soon as you sit in them, but it's nothing a quick steam can't fix. Worn with something as simple as a plain T-shirt, vest top, or, for double appeal, a linen shirt, if you want to achieve a covetable, effortlessly stylish look, a linen skirt is the answer.

There are so many impressive linen skirts for summer, but we've done the hard work for you, rounding up the best of the best. Scroll below to see them.


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.